Secondary school students from all four local school boards took part in the 7th annual Courage to Stand Day on April 20 at the Lexington Hotel.
Hosted by the Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief's Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) the day is to set aside to remind people of the importance of treating one another with respect and dignity and to stand up for their beliefs.
"This is an event built by kids for kids," Greater Sudbury Police chief Paul Pedersen said.
"It really is about standing up against bullying, it really is about empowering kids and it's an inspirational day for all of us."
The students heard from guest panelists and participated in activities that were put together to help build resilience.
"The whole focus is on being active and stopping what we know if wrong," Pedersen said.
"It's courage to stand up and stand against bullying."